Following the announcement of a second full-scale lockdown, we are reconfiguring again – as is everyone. As group classes can’t be held in person at Siobhan Davies Studios for the next month, we will be moving fully online for the rest of this term.

Independent Dance’s programme of classes enables a wide range of practices, ideas and approaches to be transmitted and developed through artists’ exchange on a daily basis. Classes are led by artists with an expanded notion of what dance can be; a reciprocal, un-fixed and questioning approach is key to the overall ethos of ID’s programme. It includes artists based across the UK, many of international renown. With each week led by a different artist, the programme is rich and varied. We continually welcome new artists to teach class; please get in touch if you would like to have a conversation around this.

The programme provide a continuity of provision for professionals and an opportunity for non-professionals to engage with the practices and ideas of  leading artists from across the UK. As such, the class programme is a core part of the dance ecology.

ID’s programme is open to disabled and non-disabled practitioners. Our work is not based on a normative view of the human body, and we strive at all times to create a context where artists with disabilities work as equal participants. We learn about this continually from the artists with whom we work.

In the Autumn 2020 season, the format of classes will change week by week and will include outdoor classes, live classes in the studio with reduced capacity, live online sessions, resources shared online, and blended formats combining live+online. We are following news and guidelines closely and anticipate change; for this reason we are only opening classes to booking a week at a time.

Please click here to find details about the reopening of Siobhan Davies Studios and the Covid-19 safety measures that are currently in place in the building.

Advance booking required for all classes.
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Autumn 2020 programme:

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Morning Class

28 Sep–2 Oct Rahel Vonmoos*
05–9 Oct         Katye Coe
12–16 Oct       Laura Doehler
19–23 Oct       Henry Montes
26–30 Oct       Marina Collard
02–6 Nov        Amarnah Amuludun
09–13 Nov      Jamila Johnson-Small
16–20 Nov      Antonio de la Fe
23–27 Nov      Sung Im Her^
30 Nov–4 Dec Beatrice Allegranti

*Please note: Henrietta Hale will teach class on Friday 2 October

^Please note: Sophie Arstall will teach class on Friday 27 November

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Monday Night Improvisation 

28-Sep         Rainer Knupp
05-Oct         Zoe Solomons
12-Oct         Gerrard Martin
19-Oct         Seke Chimutengwende
26-Oct         Matthew Harding
02-Nov        Sally Dean
09-Nov        Alexandra Baybutt
16-Nov        Bisola Bello
23-Nov        Adriana Pegorer
30-Nov        Andrew Downes

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About the classes

Our programme aims to go beyond the maintenance of physical condition and technical skill, to promote mindful and efficient practice and to embrace a holistic approach to participants’ ongoing development as  artists.

This philosophy extends beyond training into the wider spheres of interaction, collaboration and innovative approaches to the management of portfolio careers as performers, teachers, viewers and creators of work.